Toyohashi Chapter


Published: Sat, 12/06/2008 - 9:56am

Toyohashi JALT usually meets the 3rd Sunday of the month on the campus of Aichi University in Toyohashi. Feel free to come join us.

Chapter Officers


Anthony Robins
Dan Devolin
Ken Slater
Hiroshi Komura
Eric Hankin

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Upcoming Events


Roger Palmer
Sunday, 21 June 2015 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm

Presentation: Blended Learning and Suggestions for L2 Instruction

This talk will focus on technology use in L2 blended learning (BL) environments. It begins with the opportunities and affordances of hardware and software. It then turns to some common challenges in technology use and offers suggestions for overcoming these. Finally, the talk demonstrates ways blended learning works well, by placing the focus more on learning through BL and less on its delivery. Those attending the talk should come away with an idea of how blended pedagogical approaches, informed by research and classroom findings on BL implementation, might help them in their own L2 teaching contexts.

Workshop: Using Video to Help Flip the Classroom

Participants will try out two uses of technology which exemplify the multimodal nature of the Personal Learning Environment (PLE). JING can be adapted for in-class and outside class learning, by capturing still shots and short videos. The Educreations Interactive Whiteboard, with its simple and intuitive interface designed with tablet computers in mind, allows for in-class flexibility. It has most of the features of a full video environment (such as ScreenFlow) without the complexity. It emphasises learning that is mobile, convergent, and directed towards specific learning outcomes.

Sue Sullivan
Sunday, 27 September 2015 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm

Ever yawned your way through presentation day? I bet you’re not the only one. How about the rest of the class? Heads on desks? Eyes shut? Not listening because they’ve had their turn? Presentations have their place in current EFL/EMI classes, but unless carefully structured, there is a danger of only a small number of students expressing themselves, and interacting with the topic and/or language for short periods of time. An alternative is the student-led class. Students are instructed to engage their classmates with the topic of the week. The model follows the idea of 20% student-teacher talk, 80% student-participant talk. Throw in rostered group summary leaders, required to lead small groups in discussion, and a form of the flipped classroom, and you’ll find students asking one another the questions you were too scared to, and often delving into topics at a deeper level than anticipated.

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